Joyce Kristiansson

Joyce Kristiansson, Senior Environmental Consultant, CEP, CHMM, CPEA

Joyce Kristiansson has a B.A. in Biology from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston.  She has more than thirty years of environmental compliance experience in a combination of regulatory agency, industry and consulting organizations.  She has led teams providing compliance and management systems solutions to major oil and energy companies, various ports and others.  She has developed numerous audit protocols and overseen audits on four continents.

In her role leading Kristiansson LLC, her assignments have included:

  • Management of a team of four that developed and maintained tasks for compliance with health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) regulatory requirements. CTM is the compliance framework that supports the Gulf of Mexico ISO 14001 certified environmental management system;
  • Served as CERCLA/EPCRA subject matter expert for BP GoM Environmental Team, and supported the compliance management system for the BPXP Macondo Plea Agreement and Implementation Plan;
  • Conducted ISO 14001 internal EMS audits for Louisiana marine and fabrication yards;
  • Supported the development of the environmental data for the tender of an offshore African LNG subsea component;
  • Served as facilitator for Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) for two projects at Chevron’s Pascagoula Refinery (effluent treatment plant and additional refiner access road);
  • Developed environmental policies and procedures, and provided environmental support for an Alaska drilling unit;
  • Prepared TCEQ Voluntary Clean-Up Program documents including an Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR) and a Response Action Completion Report for actions to remediate an oilfield debris disposal site;
  • Conducted a two year study for the Port of Houston that included developing a Clean Air Strategy Plan (CASP), developing an application  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act National Clean Diesel emission reduction funding assistance, and developing permit-by-rule documentation;
  • Work for the Port of Houston also included serving as Project Manager for the Goods Movement Emission Inventory (GM EI), which included the following source categories: ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, locomotives, and heavy duty diesel-fueled (HDDV) trucks. Also provided support to an HDDV origination-destination study conducted at the port;
  • Serving as Task Manager for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to collect data to support emissions reduction strategies outlined in the San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan. This data was also used to update equipment/vessel/activity data, make improvements to several key assumptions used in calculating emissions, and document the benefits of emissions control measures and increases in efficiencies.

As Environmental Team Leader for BP:

  • Supervised a team of seven environmental professionals in the implementation of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS);
  • Managing hazardous and solid waste, oil spill prevention and response planning, release reporting, wastewater and air compliance for the San Juan Business Unit (Colorado and New Mexico coalbed methane production).

As a Sr. Environmental Scientist for Unocal Corporation:

  • Provided due diligence and data room support on various domestic and international new ventures projects, including environmental impact study work for exploratory drilling offshore Brazil;
  • Supported carbon offsets trading project relating to divestiture of Costa Rica property;
  • Acted as liaison with Nicaraguan environmental and energy ministries on preparation of environmental impact study for geothermal exploratory drilling. Obtained environmental permit from MARENA, in consultation with INE;
  • Negotiated with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) on issues related to geothermal development in World Conservation Union (IUCN) listed protected area;
  • Developed ESA protocols for domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures;
  • Participated in onshore and offshore compliance audits and compliance alert investigations;
  • Delivered technical and regulatory support to business units (domestic and international oil and gas, carbon and minerals, agricultural products, geothermal);
  • Developed guidance on regulatory programs: storm water permitting; offshore oil and gas discharge permits; SPCC planning; and conducting ESAs.

As Project Manager for Engineering-Science:

  • Managed and conducted compliance audits for petroleum refinery, toll processor, entertainment theme park, food processing plant, air force base, and small quantity generators;
  • Prepared TWC/RCRA Part B and TACB Permit Applications, and SPCC Plans;
  • Led a petrochemical plant surface impoundment toxic sludge characterization program, and prepared corrective measures study and closure plans;
  • Conducted Phase I environmental site assessments;
  • Performed TWC Superfund screening site investigations;
  • Conducted wastewater and soil sampling;
  • Prepared Health and Safety Plans and conducted OVA monitoring.

As Project Manager for SET Environmental:

  • Managed the start-up of a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility (TSDF) specializing in fuel blending, neutralization, and lab pack handling; expanded to 20-person operation;
  • Directed preparation of RCRA Part B permit application;
  • Developed and maintained operating records, inspection records, waste analysis plan, contingency plan, inspection schedules, training program and documentation. Initiated preparation of computerized hazardous materials classification system for lab pack operations (DOT, RCRA, treatment, LDR, RQ, and compatibility codes).
  • Profiled hundreds of waste streams into TSDFS of all types across the nation, advising on EPA hazardous waste codes, DOT hazard classes and RQs;
  • Audited TSDFs for suitability for use;
  • Sampled, characterized, and profiled hazardous wastes including, explosives, organic peroxides, water reactives, oxidizers, pyrophorics, cylinders, PCBs, solvents, and dioxins for academic,
    commercial, and industrial clients;
  • Managed clean-up of abandoned cyanide plating operations.


  • Western States Petroleum Association, Global Air Quality Regulations Affecting Bulk Liquids Shipping, 2007 – Author. Prepared for petroleum companies that ship crude oil and other petrochemicals, this document summarized the current state of international, regional, national and port state regulations, promulgated and proposed
  • Puget Sound Maritime Air Quality Forum, Puget Sound Maritime Air Quality Emissions Inventory, 2005-2007, Starcrest Project Manager and Source Category Leader – Light-Duty Vehicles. This $500,000 plus, 22-month study evaluated the emissions of ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, cargo handling equipment, locomotive, and heavy- and light-duty vehicle source categories for the Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Port Angeles and Anacortes, and other maritime entities, in the Puget Sound Air Basin
  • Port of Houston Authority, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Cargo Handling Equipment and Fleet Vehicles, draft 2006, Co-Author. As the first U.S. port to commission a greenhouse gas inventory, this report document emissions from carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane from cargo handling equipment and fleet vehicles, and considered options for reducing these emissions
  • Port of Los Angeles, Evaluation of Low Sulfur Marine Fuel Availability – Pacific Rim, 2005. This study assessed the availability of low sulfur fuels for container ships, and their ports-of-origination/call, that call frequently on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • The Port of New York New Jersey Emissions Inventory for Container Terminal Cargo Handling Equipment, Automarine Terminal Vehicles, and Associated Locomotives, June 2003, Co-Author. Using a 2002 baseline year, this emissions inventory included all cargo handling equipment used by Port tenants, emissions from imported automobiles while at the docks, rail locomotive emission while on Port property, and essentially all known off-road sources in the inventory.

Professional Certifications:

Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, No. 805
Certified Environmental Professional, No. 98040365
Qualified Environmental Professional, No. 03960044
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, No. 4976
ISO 14001:2015 EMS Lead Auditor Training, BSI, 2017
OSHA 30-hr Safety Training, 2015
Air Compliance Workshop, 2011
Oil Wildlife Rehabilitation Training, 2011
Chevron Qualified ESHIA Facilitator, 2007
ISO 14001 EMS Internal Auditor Training, DNV, 2002
Transportation Work Identification Credential (TWIC)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler